Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Friend, Come Higher



Peter, from Franco Zeffirelli's Jesus of Nazareth
  
“You are Simon son of John. You will be called Cephas” (which, when translated, is Peter, the rock). John 1:42

Yes, I do know you.
I see you
and know you better than you know yourself.

I know you are friable.
I know you can crumble,
though these things may surprise you.

But your strength shall emerge from the weakness
you shall thoroughly conquer,
and thoroughly renounce.

I am calling you
from being Peter, the impulsive,
to becoming Peter who unshakeably loves me,
who is built rocklike on the bedrock of me.

I am calling you from being a fisherman
to being a fisher of men.

Following my will
will always lead you upward and onward
to a higher place.

Friend, come higher.
Come follow me.
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